Gov’t pro­vides sup­port for al­leged hu­man traf­fick­ing vic­tims

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Gov­ern­ment of Saint Lu­cia, through the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs and Na­tional Se­cu­rity has over the past weeks un­der­taken mea­sures to se­cure the safety and health of ap­prox­i­mately 76 in­di­vid­u­als al­leged to be vic­tims of sus­pected Hu­man Traf­fick­ing,” a press re­lease from the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs stated this week.

The Gov­ern­ment of Saint Lu­cia is pro­vid­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion and sup­port for 44 of th­ese in­di­vid­u­als.

The Min­istry of Health is pro­vid­ing coun­sel­ing and other health-re­lated ser­vices. Other agen­cies such as the St. Lu­cia Red Cross, CAR­I­TAS, NEMO, New Be­gin­nings Tran­sit Home and the Min­istry of Com­merce, have also pro­vided as­sis­tance.

The Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons Task Force has been ac­ti­vated and will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the de­vel­op­ments.

The Gov­ern­ment of Saint Lu­cia is tak­ing ac­tive steps to bring a res­o­lu­tion to this mat­ter and for that pur­pose is work­ing with the In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Migration (IOM).

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